Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has proposed an eight-point plan of action to achieve success in the ongoing anti-corruption crusade of the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to the Senate President, what must be done to succeed in the fight against corruption include ensuring transparency in government processes and procurements, reduction in bureaucratic bottlenecks, education and technology adaptation. Others are the adoption and enforcement of sensible rules and reduction of discretions, neutral application of sanctions, capacity building and oversight and monitoring.
Saraki articulated the plan while presenting his address at the opening of the national conference “On the role of the Legislature in the Fight against Corruption” jointly organized by National Assembly and the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) in collaboration with the European Union (EU), United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) and the African Development Studies Centre (ADSC) in Abuja yesterday.
He said: “We must ask ourselves, what have other nations who recorded success in the battle against corruption around the world done to achieve the result they have? What do we need to do differently to achieve better and different result?”
Saraki said: “The fight against corruption must remain driven by a well articulated and delivered strategy. One that is robust, multifaceted and driven by leadership across all aspect of our political and social systems.
“It cannot be the fight of one man but rather the vigilance of everyone of us in our various sphere of influence.